The good news came to our winery on Wednesday, March 27 when we received the most wonderful news about a wine competition that we had entered earlier this year in New York: we entered two wines and both have won medals.
Mahogany Mountain Vineyard and Winery 2009 Estate Mourvedre – Silver Medal
Mountain Vineyard and Winery 2008 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze Medal
What we like about the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is that the judging is double blind, where the judges do not see the brand of wine or where it came from, and judge it based on a standard. To have medals from this competition means that the quality of our wines measure up competitively and winningly against the world’s greatest wines produced by well-known and well-established wine producers. The wines were judged by 70 of the world’s top wine judges from 14 countries.
The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition is the world’s largest charitable wine competition judged 3,502 wines from 20 countries and 50 states of the United States last weekend in downtown Rochester, and results were released Wednesday. The 13th annual competition and its associated dinner and auction benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times, a nonprofit organization serving children and families dealing with cancer and other life-threatening challenges.